Fees and Tariffs of Port of Summerside

SPCI Vessel Berthage and Anchorage Policy[Top]

SPCI shall determine in advance of the vessel’s arrival which berth at the Marine Terminal will be available to accommodate the vessel.

Vessels in distress or in emergency cases shall have priority of passage over any other vessel arriving at Port of Summerside facilities.

Vessels requesting berthage will be accommodated at the Summerside Berth on a first come, first served basis. SPCI in its sole discretion may give preference to vessels based on consideration of their size, type of cargo, tendering capabilities or other factors as it sees fit in the circumstance.

No Responsibility

SPCI does not accept responsibility for any demurrage costs resulting from the shifting of a vessel or from any delays in berthing at or removing from a berth or anchorage facility.

Port of Summerside Berthage Charges Tariff

Effective April 2017

Short Title

  1. This Notice may be cited as the Port of Summerside Berthage Charges Tariff Notice.

Interpretation

  1. In this Notice,
    • “berth” means a location at a port facility owned or operated by SPCI where a vessel may be moored;
    • “berthage charge” means a charge in respect of a vessel that is secured to or moored at or occupies a berth or part thereof or is fast to or tied up alongside any other vessel occupying a berth;
    • “day” means a period of twenty-four consecutive hours
    • “float” means a floating structure designed for the mooring or berthing of vessels and includes a floating wharf;
    • “owner” includes the agent, charterer by demise or master of a vessel;
    • “port facility” means a wharf, pier, breakwater, terminal, warehouse or other building or work located in, on or adjacent to navigable waters used in connection with navigation or shipping and includes all land incidental to their use;
    • “SPCI” means Summerside Port Corporation Inc;
    • “wharf” means any wharf that is owned or operated by SPCI.

Application

  1. This Notice applies in respect of vessels that come into or use a port facility under the administration, management and control of SPCI.
    1. Subject to Section 6, this Notice is binding on all vessels, including vessels owned by Her Majesty in right of any Province or by the government of any foreign country.

Charges

  1. Berthage charges shall be calculated on the basis set out in Schedule “D” in an amount determined by multiplying the unit basis set out in Column II of an item described in Column I by the relevant rate set out in Column III of that item.
    1. Subject to Section 4.2, a berthage charge is payable in respect of a vessel only for the first time that vessel uses a given wharf in any one day.
    2. A berthage charge in respect of a vessel engaged in the coasting trade of Canada or in a ferry service for which a berthage charge is made is payable each time the vessel uses a wharf.
    3. The berthage charges prescribed by this Notice are due on demand and shall be paid to SPCI pursuant to the terms and conditions of the invoice.
    4. The berthage charges prescribed by this Notice are in addition to any other charges prescribed in any other Notice or that may be owing to SPCI.

Measurement of Vessels

  1. SPCI or its representatives reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the length of any vessel that does not have a registered length and the length so determined shall be deemed to be the length of that vessel for the purposes of this Notice.
Berthage
Description Rate in Dollars
1. Berthage charge on a vessel, other than a vessel described below, at float or dock, per meter of length: (a) per day or part thereof: 1.76
(b) per month:  41.33
2. Berthage charge on a Canadian commercial fishing vessel that is moored at a float or elsewhere, or on a vessel not engaged in commercial activity that is moored elsewhere than at afloat, per day or part thereof, per meter of length: 0.59
3. Berthage charge on a commercial vessel that is engaged in cargo activity: (a) per day or part thereof, per metre of length: 2.09
4. Commercial or Government vessel with no cargo or passenger activity, per meter or length, per day or part thereof: 10.00
5. Minimum berthage charges for a vessel: 27.34

Port of Summerside Harbour Maintenance Fee Tariff Notice[Top]

Effective April 1, 2017

Short Title

  1. This Notice may be cited as the Port of Summerside Harbour Maintenance Fee Tariff Notice.

Interpretation

  1. In this Notice,
    • “Harbour Maintenance Fee” means a fee assessed on a vessel that comes into or uses the Port of Summerside;
    • “owner” includes the agent, charterer by demise or master of a vessel;
    • “Port of Summerside” includes the Port and Harbour of Summerside previously owned by the Government of Canada prior to February 20, 2010;
    • “tonnage measurement certificate” means a certificate issued by a measurement authority recognized by Transport Canada that sets out the registered tonnage of a vessel.

Application

  1. This Notice applies in respect of vessels that come into or use the Port of Summerside.
  1. The fees in this Notice are not payable in respect of vessels included in paragraph 10 of this Notice.

Charges

  1. The Harbour Maintenance Fee shall be calculated in accordance with Schedule “A”.
  2. The Harbour Maintenance Fees prescribed by this Notice are due on demand and shall be paid to Summerside Port Corporation Inc or its representatives pursuant to the terms and conditions of the invoice.
  3. The Harbour Maintenance Fees prescribed by this Notice are in addition to any other charges, fees, rates and tolls prescribed in any other Notice or advise or that may be owing to Summerside Port Corporation Inc.

Measurement of Vessels

  1. Where two registered gross tonnages are recorded on a tonnage measurement certificate, the greater of those tonnages shall apply for the purpose of this Notice.
  2. Where the owner of a vessel is not able to produce a tonnage measurement certificate, Summerside Port Corporation Inc or its representative may estimate the gross tonnage of the vessel and the gross tonnage so estimated shall be deemed the registered gross tonnage for the purpose of this Notice.

Exemptions

  1. Harbour Maintenance Fees are not payable in respect of:
    1. a Canadian warship, naval auxiliary ship or other ship under the command of the Canadian Forcs, a ship of a visiting force within the meaning of the Visiting Forces Act or any other ship which is under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
    2. a vessel navigating through the Port of Summerside without stopping;
    3. a vessel belonging to the Government of a foreign country and not ordinarily engaged in commercial operations;
    4. a vessel belonging to Her Majesty in right of a Province and not ordinarily engaged in commercial operations;
    5. a vessel engaged solely in fishing, other than a trawler or steamship that trades in fish;
    6. a vessel that is a pleasure craft not engaged in commercial operations;
    7. a raft or boom of logs or lumber;
    8. a vessel entering the Port of Summerside for the purpose of refuge in case of storm or accident, or
    9. a vessel exempted from the payment of such fees by a treaty between Canada and any foreign country.
Harbour Maintenance Fees
Description Rate in Dollars
1. The charge payable for each entry of a vessel entering the Port of Summerside, per gross registered tonne, in the case of a vessel: (a) used in the carriage of goods or passengers from a place in Canada to another place in Canada at the time it comes into the Port of Summerside, which is:

  • (i) registered in Canada, or
  • (ii) under the Coasting Trade License issued pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act
0.038
(b) other than a vessel referred to in paragraphs (a) (i) or (ii): 0.075

Port of Summerside Storage Charges Tariff[Top]

Effective April 1, 2017

Short Title

  1. This Notice may be cited as the Port of Summerside Storage Charges Tariff Notice.

Interpretation

  1. In this Notice,
    • “day” means a period of twenty-four consecutive hours;
    • “owner” includes the agent, charterer by demise or master of a vessel;
    • “port facility” means a wharf, pier, breakwater, terminal, warehouse or other building or work located in, on or adjacent to navigable waters used in connection with navigation or shipping and includes all land incidental to its use;
    • “storage” means a charge payable on goods that remain at an SPCI owned or operated facility or in a building at such a facility;
    • “SPCI” means Summerside Port Corporation Inc.

Application

  1. Storage charges calculated in accordance with this Notice are payable in respect of goods that remain at an SPCI owned or operated facility or in a building at such a facility.
    1. Subject to Section 6, this Notice applies in respect of the goods carried on all vessels, including vessels owned by her Majesty in right of any Province or by the government of any foreign country.
    2. SPCI accepts no responsibility whatsoever for damages to goods, cargoes or other products stored on or in SPCI’s properties unless such damage was caused by the negligent acts of its officers, employees or contractors employed by SPCI.

Charges

  1. Storage charges shall be calculated on the basis set out in Schedule “C” in an amount determined by multiplying the unit basis set out in Column II of an item described in Column I by the relevant rate set out in Column III of that item.
    1. The storage charges prescribed by this Notice are due on demand and shall be paid to SPCI or its representatives pursuant to the terms and conditions of the invoice.
    2. The storage charges prescribed by this Notice are in addition to any other charges prescribed in any other Notice or that may be owing to SPCI.

Measurement of Storage Area

  1. SPCI and/or its representative reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to estimate the are used for the storage of goods and the total area so estimated shall be used for the purpose of this Notice.

Exemptions

  1. Storage charges are not payable in respect of:
    1. a Canadian warship, naval auxiliary ship or other ship under the command of the Canadian Forces, a ship of a visiting force within the meaning of the Visiting Forces Act or any other ship which it is under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
    2. goods brought in by a vessel that is exempted from the payment of such charges by the terms of any agreement between Canada and any foreign country;
    3. the first five consecutive days that goods intended for outward shipment remain on the wharf, except where arrangements have been made in advance to reserve storage space on the whardf for those goods, or
    4. an SPCI owned or operated facility that is leased under the authority of, or in respect of which a separate tariff of tolls and dues is made by SPCI.
Storage Fees
per sq metre
Description Rate in Dollars
1. Storage for vegetables and root vegetables in frost-proof sheds:
1st 5 day period 3.81
2nd 5 day period 3.02
each additional 5 day period 1.88
2. Storage for goods other than vegetables and root vegetables in frost-proof sheds, where space is not required for vegetables or root vegetables, per day: 0.47
3. Storage for goods in shed other than frost-proof sheds, per day: 0.35
4. Storage for goods on wharf, per square m/day: 0.18

Port of Summerside Wharfage and Transfer Charges Tariff[Top]

Effective April 1, 2017

Short Title

  1. This Notice may be cited as the Port of Summerside Wharfage and Transfer Charges Tariff Notice.

Interpretation

  1. In this Notice,
    • “owner” includes the agent, charterer by demise or master of a vessel;
    • “port facility” means a wharf, pier, breakwater, terminal, warehouse or other building or work located in, on or adjacent to navigable waters used in connection with navigation or shipping and includes all land incidental to its use;
    • “port facility” means a port facility owned or operated by SPCI;
    • “SPCI” means Summerside Port Corporation Inc;
    • “transfer charge” means a charge in respect of goods transferred from one vessel to another vessel within the limits of the Port of Summerside;
    • “wharf” means any wharf that is owned or operated by SPCI;
    • “wharfage” means a charge imposed in accordance with this Notice in respect of all goods and goods in containers that are
      1. loaded or unloaded from a vessel at an SPCI owned or operated facility;
      2. unloaded overside from vessel to water or loaded from water to vessel, landed from or placed in the water or loaded on or unloaded from a vehicle within the limits of the Port of Summerside.

Application

  1. This Notice applies in respect of all vessels and the goods carried on those vessels, including vessels owned by Her Majesty in right of any Province or by the government of any foreign country.

Charges Generally

  1. The charges prescribed by this Notice are due on demand and shall be paid to SPCI or its representative pursuant to the terms and conditions of the invoice.
    1. The charges prescribed by this Notice are in addition to any other charges prescribed in any other Notice of that may be owing to SPCI.

Documentation

  1. Complete documentation, including bills of lading, in respect of inward and outward goods and/or goods in container(s) of a vessel shall be provided by the person in charge of the vessel to SPCI or its representative when requested.
    1. SPCI or its representative reserves the right to classify any goods and its decision in this regard shall be final and binding.

Wharfage Charges

  1. Subject to 6.1, wharfage payable shall be calculated on the basis set out in Schedule “B” in an amount determined by multiplying the number of units of an item described in Column I, using the relevant unit basis set out in Column II, by the relevant rate set out in Column III.
    1. Wharfage is not payable in respect of
      1. a Canadian warship, naval auxiliary ship or other ship under the command of the Canadian Forces, a ship of a visiting force within the meaning of the Visiting Forces Act or any other ship which it is under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
      2. a catch of fish unloaded from or supplies loaded to a fishing vessel berthed at an owned or operated SPCI facility;
      3. any motor vehicle or goods carried thereon when the vehicle is embarking or disembarking from a ferry;
      4. goods carried on a ny vessel that is exempt fromt he payment of wharfage by the terms of any agreement between Canada and any foreign country; or
      5. any wharf that is leased under the authority of, or in respect of which a separate tariff of tolls and dues is made to SPCI.

      Item 32 of Schedule “B” does not apply to any container that is landed at or destined for any isolated community for which marine transportation is the primary means for the supply of the necessities of life to that community.

Transfer Charges

  1. Subject to Section 7.1, transfer charges payable shall be calculated at one quarter the rate set out in Schedule “B” and shall be calculated in the manner described in Section 6.
    1. Transfer Charges are not payable in respect of
      1. a Canadian warship, naval auxiliary ship or other ship under the command of the Canadian Forces, a ship of a visiting force within the meaning of the Visiting Forces Act or any other ship which it is under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
      2. a vessel belonging to the government of a foreign country and not ordinarily engaged in commercial operations;
      3. a vessel belonging to Her Majesty in right of a province and not ordinarily engaged in commercial operations;
      4. a vessel engaged solely in fishing, other than a trawler or steamship that trades in fish;
      5. a vessel that is a pleasure craft not engaged in commercial operations;
      6. a raft or boom of logs or lumber;
      7. a vessel exempted from the payment of such dues by a treaty between Canada and any foreign country;
      8. a vessel of three metres or less in length exclusively engaged in the control and movement of logs;
      9. where one of the vessels engaged in the transfer of goods within the Port of Summerside is, during the transfer of goods, berthed at a private port facility; or
      10. where, within the Port of Summerside wharfage pursuant to this Notice is paid or payable on the same goods transferred between vessels.
Wharfage and Transfer Charges
Description Rate in Dollars
1. All goods not otherwise specified: (a) per tonne 3.25
(b) per  m3 2.65
2. Fertilizer, limestone per tonne 1.15
3. Grain, Grain Products per tonne 0.87
4. Potatoes per tonne 0.95
5. Salt, in bulk per tonne 1.07
6. Sand, Gravel per tonne 0.78
7. Other Dry Bulk Commodities per tonne 1.19

Port of Summerside Cruise Passenger Tariff[Top]

Effective April 1, 2017

Short Title

  1. This Notice may be cited as the Port of Summerside Cruise Passenger Tariff Notice.

Interpretation

  1. In this Notice,
    • “owner” includes the agent, charterer by demise or master of a vessel;
    • “port facility” means a wharf, pier, breakwater, terminal, warehouse or other building or work located in, on or adjacent to navigable waters used in connection with navigation or shipping and includes all land incidental to its use owned or operated by SPCI at the Port of Summerside;
    • “SPCI” means Summerside Port Corporation Inc;
    • “wharf” means any wharf that is a port facility owned or operated by SPCI;
    • “cruise passenger tariff” means a charge imposed in accordance with this Notice in respect of all passengers carried by a vessel engaged in t he carrying of passengers which calls at the Port of Summerside or the port facilities owned or operated by SPCI.

Application

  1. This Notice applies in respect of all vessels carrying passengers, including vessels owned by Her Majesty in right of any Province or by the government of any foreign country.

Charges Generally

  1. The charges prescribed by this Notice are due on demand and shall be paid to SPCI or its representative pursuant to the terms and conditions of the invoice.
    1. The charges prescribed by this Notice are in addition to any other charges prescribed in any other Notice or that may be owing to SPCI.

Documentation

  1. Complete documentation, including passenger lists, in respect of inward and outward number of passengers, shall be provided by the person in charge of the vessel to SPCI or its representative at the port facility when requested.

Cruise Passenger Charges

  1. Cruise Passenger charges payable shall be calculated on the basis set out in Schedule “A” in an amount determined by multiplying the number of passengers (by category) by the rate per passenger.
Cruise Ship Passengers
Description Rate in Dollars
1. Passenger charges in respect of a continuous voyage: (a) for each adult 7.14
(b) for each child under 12 years of age 3.57
2. Passenger Charges for voyages originating or terminating in Summerside Harbour: (a) for each adult 20.40
(b) for each child under 12 years of age 10.20

Port of Summerside Utilities and Other Services Tariff[Top]

Effective April 1, 2017

Short Title

  1. This Notice may be cited as the Port of Summerside Utilities and Other Services Charges Tariff Notice.

Interpretation

  1. In this Notice,
    • “port facility” means a wharf, pier, breakwater, terminal, warehouse or other building or work located in, on or adjacent to navigable waters used in connection with navigation or shipping and includes all land incidental to its use;
    • “owner” includes the agent, charterer by demise or master of a vessel;
    • “SPCI” means Summerside Port Corporation Inc.

Application

  1. This Notice applies in respect of vessels that come into or use a public port facility under the administration, management and control of SPCI.
    1. Subject to Section 5, this Notice is binding on all vessels, including vessels owned by Her Majesty in right of any Province or by the government of any foreign country.

Charges

  1. Charges prescribed by this Notice shall be calculated as set out in Schedule “E”.
    1. Charges prescribed by this Notice are due on demand and shall be paid to SPCI or its representative pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Notice.
    2. Charges prescribed by this Notice are in addition to any other charges prescribed in any other Notice or that may be owing to SPCI.
    3. These charges do not apply to any port facility that is leased under the authority of, or in respect of which a separate tariff of tolls and dues is made by SPCI.
Schedule “E”
Port of Summerside Utilities and Other Servies
Schedule of Rates
Description Rate Apr. 1, 2017 (in CDN Dollars)
1. Electricity, garbage disposal, sewage disposal, snow removal, wharf cleaning or security services/personnel Cost plus 25%
2. Water Service

  • Hook Up & Disconnect
  • Water Volume, per tonne
  • Service/meter fee, per hour
 

  • 32.64
  • 1.95
  • 32.64
3. Bunkering, per litre .03
4. Boat lift fee 127.50/hr or part thereof